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Fires Burning Along Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico

17.3N 95W

May 22nd, 2013 Category: Fires

Mexico – May 21st, 2013

Hundreds of fires can be seen burning in southern Mexico, along the Sierra Madre Oriental and between the mountain range and the Gulf of Mexico Coast. The Sierra Madre breaks down at the Isthmus of Tehuantepec into a broad, plateau-like ridge, by which fires are still visible. 

Smoke Amidst Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains, Mexico

17.3N 101.9W

March 6th, 2013 Category: Fires, Mountains

Mexico – March 5th, 2013

Smoke from fires ablaze in southern Mexico rests among the peaks of the Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range and also drifts over the Pacific Ocean near the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (lower right). Partially hidden by the smoke, the lush green high-altitude forests of the Sierra Madre del Sur are part of some of Mexico’s last remaining large tracts of relatively undisturbed forest.

Cities of Monterrey and Saltillo Divided by Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains, Mexico

25.6N 100.3W

October 25th, 2012 Category: Mountains

Mexico – October 22nd, 2012

Monterrey, the capital city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León in the country of Mexico, can be seen in the upper left quadrant of this image as a large grey expanse north of the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range.

Visible on the other side of the mountains is Saltillo, the capital and largest city of the northeastern Mexican state of Coahuila and the municipal seat of the municipality of the same name. The city is located about 90 km west of Monterrey, Nuevo León.

Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges Parallel to Coast of Mexico

22.1N 101.8W

April 25th, 2012 Category: Mountains

Mexico - April 14th, 2012

Mexico is crossed from north to south by two mountain ranges known as Sierra Madre Oriental and Sierra Madre Occidental, which are the extension of the Rocky Mountains from northern North America. Here, these two ranges can be seen parallel to the coastline. From east to west at the center, the country is crossed by the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt also known as the Sierra Nevada. A fourth mountain range, the Sierra Madre del Sur, runs from Michoacán to Oaxaca. As such, the majority of the Mexican central and northern territories are located at high altitudes.

Sierra Madre Ranges and Terrain from Dallas, USA to Guadalajara, Mexico

28.9N 99.8W

March 30th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Mexico - December 31st, 2011

This image stretches from Texas, USA, across Mexico. The relatively flat terrain in Texas in the upper right quadrant contrasts with the Sierra Madre mountain ranges running parallel to both coasts of Mexico. Visible on the plains in the upper right corner is the city of Dallas, appearing as a large grey area. Another large city visible in this image is Guadalajara, located in Mexico near Lake Chapala at the bottom center.